Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An Irish Song or Twa

An Irish Song ~ The Mitchell Trio

As I walked out one May morning
To take a pleasant air
I saw a pretty girl walking by
With roses in her hair
I stepped right up and I said to her
Pretty girl, I think you're grand
She answered me and said, of course
I come from Ireland
I come from Ireland

That's very nice I'm sure, I said
You do the Country proud
But would you like to talke a walk
Somewhere behind the crowd
She said that was a pleasant thought
So we began to roam
And soon we reached a building [?]
Where this girl made her home
Where his girl made her home

She asked me to take off my coat
And rest myself a while
She stepped into another room
Which caused me for to smile
She soon came back to where I sat
She didn't keep me long 
And sitting down beside me said
I think I'll sing a song
I think I'll sing a song

And so this girl began to sing
In a voice both loud and clear
She sang of dear old Ireland
The Country she held dear
She sang me songs I had never heard
She learned from her mother
And when one song was finished
Well she'd start out with another
She'd start out with another

The hours went slipping quickly by
Till daylight all had gone
The night came all around us
And still she sang right on
And when the morning came at last
I said, I have to go
It's been a very pleasant time
And now this much I know

Ireland has leprechauns
She suffered many wrongs
Ireland has peat bog fires
And an awful lot of songs

Four Green Fields
~ Tommy Makem

Children’s Medley ~ Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Isn't it Grand Boys ~ Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Mr. Moses ~ Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Rising of the Moon ~ Clancy Brothers & Robbie O'Connell

Finnegan's Wake ~ Clancy Brothers & Robbie O'Connell

Song for Ireland ~ Clancy Brothers & Robbie O’Connell

Parting Glass ~ Clancy Brothers & Robbie O’Connell

 A Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand. 


  1. I love Irish music...the sadness and joyousness of their music touches my soul. Probably because I am of Irish heritage...

  2. I'm Irish, too. It's true that they can sing forever. Every gathering with my father's side of the family involved hours of singing. I know I could sing until dawn.

    And a Happy St Paddy's to ya, Nick!

  3. You made my day with all this beautiful song!!Sandy

  4. Wonderful!!

    happy St. Paddy's Day!!

  5. Those are grand songs, Saintly Nick!

    I hope you are enjoy the wearing of the green!

  6. You're obviously enjoyed St. Patrick's Day Nick! :)

  7. That's enough Irish stuff to last me a year.

  8. I returned to listen to all of the songs. "Song for Ireland" deeply touched me. Thank you, Nick.

  9. I'm preparin' for me trip to places less green than Ireland, so I have not had the time to dance a jig to yer songs, but I wanted to wish ya a Happy St. Paddy's Day, me kind Irish friend.

  10. I'm a little late, but still have me Irish spirit burning strong. Thank you Nick for so many wonderful tunes!!!

  11. Puss-in-Boots: I agree 100% with you. I’m glad you enjoyed the tunes. There are so many Irish songs that I truly love that I found making choices for this post was difficult.

    Squirl: I’m also Irish, although I’ve some Scottish, English (Anglo-Saxon), French and German mixed in, too. Yet, I believe that my heart is 100% Irish.

    I beati: Thank you. I’ve been playing Irish songs for four days now. I can’t get enough of them.